The student will be able to
- Draw a storyboard
- Open Adobe Photoshop
- Set up a project
- Import a photograph
- Edit the photography (cut, scale)
- Work with 3-4 layers
- Choose a word that represents you or is something important to you
- Type the word onto picture, edit font size, color and placement
- Add fx to text
- Save as JPEG and turn in using Google Classroom
This project involves creating a digital self-portrait that is crafted as a composite image accompanied by your name and quote you live by. Your work will be published and on display.
What is a composite image? A composite image is made up of many elements. Each element adds uniqueness to the final portrait that represents you. Keep in mind a composite image is more than copy and paste. It uses blending, opacity and tools to make each element feel it belongs there.
With this project, you learn to use Adobe Photoshop, design ideas, basic graphic/image manipulation tools and more.
Your portrait should highlight things that are unique and special to you. Develop a theme for your work that visually characterizes how you want to be represented.
Background: Choose a background image that will cover the canvas. You can do this by downloading an image from the internet or taking a photo yourself for your background.
Picture: Include a picture of you where you delete the background. Viewers need to be able to see that you are in the picture.
Word: Choose a word that you want to be your word. Something that relates to you, you want to do, it is special to you. This word will be emphasized in your picture.
Your Name: Create a layer for your name and layer style to make text pop and easy to read.
This work will be a way to express yourself through visual representation. Use fx effects to make your name pop.
Lighting: Use light effects to give depth to your image.
STEP 6 -
To save as JPEG:
STEP 1 - Storyboard. You will use the storyboard template to design what you want your presentation to look like. Draw a picture of what you plan your final project to look like.
STEP 2 -
Create a folder in your pictures file and label it WORD. This is where you will keep all work for your project.
STEP 3 -
STEP 4 -
STEP 5 -
Match these settings so your design fills the entire screen.
Menu Bar > File > New
Name: name design
Width: 1280 pixels
Height: 1024 pixels
Resolution: 72 pixels/inch
Color Mode: RGB Color 8 Bit
Background Contents: Transparent
Save your work often and keep it as a .psd file.
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